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Long Term Technical Assistance to the Customs Department of the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA)

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Project of Technical Assistance in Liberia

There are two key purposes of this project:
  1. to facilitate international and regional trade, to increase revenue from customs operations and to enhance the contribution of customs to Liberia's development and budget; and
  2. to improve accountability, transparency, effectiveness and efficiency of customs operations and management in Liberia.
Associated with these purposes are three results to be delivered by the project:
  1. increasing revenue collection nationally, including the establishment of a "Centre for Excellence" and pilot upgrade of selected key border posts;
  2. reduce smuggling and fraud through strengthened capacity for anti-smuggling, intelligence & investigation and enforcement;
  3. increased efficiency and enhanced trade facilitation, including reduced average clearance times, throiugh strengthened capacity for management controil and for consistent application of laws, regulations & procedures, in particular promotion of voluntary compliance and post clearance audit operations.
The Long Term Technical Assistance will be delivered through three organisational components:
  1. Support to Headquarters
  2. Support to the Compliance and Enforcement Division
  3. Support to the urban and rural ports.

Total Cost (EUR): 2 100 500

EU contracted amount (EUR): 2 100 500

Duration: March 2016 - March 2019

Implementing organisation: ECORYS UK LIMITED

Funding Instrument: European Development Fund (EDF)

Benefitting zone: Liberia

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